Lana and Chloe follow Clark into the Talon office. Chloe suggests reincarnation, past lives, even "genetic memory" -- by which we might store our ancestors' memories in our DNA -- as potential explanations. Clark thinks about that one. Chloe has Lachlan Luthor's record up on her computer screen. Remarkable that a small town in Kansas has all of its police records on computer, going back to 1961. Chloe looks at her screen and tells Clark that his hunches are eerily accurate. She found a jail sign-out for the criminal Luthor. Chloe says it's not police records: it's actually a police blotter from the Ledger she'd asked them to email, but it has a "Smallville Sheriff Department" logo on the top. It's from the day Louise was murdered. Lana notices that the guy was in jail only a few days for armed robbery. The person who released him was Billy Tate, who I totally forgot is also the Cigarette Smoking Mayor.
Clark and Lana, of course, immediately get a meeting with the mayor, who has nothing better to do than to meet with meddlesome kids. Da Mayor tells Clark that he was best friends with Louise and her husband. They were bosom buddies. Except that Louise had no bosom. He says that arresting the schlubby husband was the hardest thing he ever had to do. That and telling Mulder about his father. Cigarette Smoking Mayor tells Lana that she bears a striking resemblance to her aunt. Psst, Lana. He's leering. Clark asks whether the mayor remembers booking Lachlan Luthor, and says he was released the day Louise was killed. The Mayor says that he arrested a lot of people, and that it's hard to keep track. So many planted vials of crack. So many busted heads. Lana says that they think Louise's husband is innocent. The Mayor says that he wanted to believe that, but that there was no drifter. Clark wanders to the back of the mayor's office and finds a certificate with Tate's signature on it. "William Tate" has a "T" that matches the one in that love letter to Louise. Aw, Cigarette Smoking Schmoopy. "Careful with that, young man," The Mayor says, placing a hand on Clark's shoulder.